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PREMIERE: Grace Sings Sludge Keeps Creepin’ On in “Friend to All” Video

Recently, Grace Cooper officially became a children’s book author – by accident. For the physical release of her fifth solo album (and first recorded in a studio) as Grace Sings Sludge, Cooper illustrated a 32-page booklet, which, she explains,...

PREMIERE: Siv Disa Evokes Unsettling Familiarity with “Fear” Video

NYC-based singer, songwriter, and pianist Siv Disa’s musical style is unmistakable; minor chords and dissonant sounds give her songs a haunting feel, while her warm, soft voice invites the listener into even the darkest of stories. Her latest single,...

PREMIERE: Natalie Schlabs Provides Hope Amid Hardship in “See What I See”

If your life feels like an endless struggle right now, folk singer-songwriter Natalie Schlabs has a message of hope for you. Her latest single, “See What I See,” reassures people in various difficult situations that there’s a light at...

Lenii Launches Tea Sessions With Backyard “Cereal” Performance

Lenii likes to drink tea (Barry’s Tea to be exact). While in quarantine with two friends, musicians Ryan O’Shaughnessy and Baby Bill, the trio easily down 12 or 13 cups of a day ─ apiece. Having grown up in...

Gateway Drugs Broadcast an Intoxicating Message with PSA

Gateway Drugs describe themselves as “drug pop,” which guitarist Liv Niles defines as “a sweet pop formula tethered to a deranged and disordered structure.” The band just put out their first album in five years, PSA, and while their...

Sophia St. Helen Explores Wisdom and Naivety on Debut Album

Sophia St. Helen’s musical career didn’t begin like your typical singer-songwriter. After studying vocal performance at The American College of Greece, she stayed in the country and worked as the house singer at a hotel, performing the occasional gig...

PREMIERE: Let Go of Longing with “Wanted” by Quiet Takes

Sarah Magill has been playing in bands, singing jazz and other genres, and writing music for several years, putting out her first EP, Ahem., under the name MYRY in 2018. This year, after noticing another artist releasing music as...

PREMIERE: Bryce Drew Gets Candid About Singlehood in “21” Video

Many people currently quarantined without a partner are feeling their singlehood extra strongly right now, and that can be both a liberating thing and a lonely thing. Singer-songwriter Bryce Drew explores both aspects of the single life in her...

PREMIERE: Lesley Barth Shares Fish-out-of-Water Anthem “Nashville”

“I’m not ready for the big time, baby,” sings indie-folk artist Lesley Barth on “Lower East Side,” the opening track of her forthcoming sophomore album, Big Time Baby. Having co-produced the album with Joe Michelini from the band American...

Devil Doll Premieres “Back Home to Me” on the Eve of LP Release

In January 2018, Colleen Duffy, front-woman of L.A.-based rockabilly band Devil Doll, emerged from a four-year health-related hiatus to announce a crowdfunding campaign for her third album. That album, Lover and a Fighter, has now been completed and comes...

PREMIERE: Weiwu “Ya Wei”

Names are a strange thing. As a musician, a band name can become a costume of sorts, something you put on, but ultimately disregard as a caricature of yourself. It can become something one fights with their label about,...

Charles Fauna Crafts Timely Sci-Fi Concept Album With Debut Yonder

You have to let Charles Fauna’s Yonder wash over you. It’s the kind of record that soothes an anxiety-ridden mind. His lush, effervescent soundscape ─ extracted from such influences as Kid Cudi, St. Vincent, David Bowie, and Joe Goddard...

Sage Avalon Taps All Female Crew for Debut EP In Vivo

Sage Avalon is a sophomore studying biology at UC Santa Barbara — and she’s also a dedicated musician. Both these pursuits came together to create her debut EP, In Vivo. The name of the EP was inspired by a...

Emma McGann Premieres “Anyone Else,” Announces Virtual Tour

British pop singer Emma McGann has always been a pioneer in promoting her music online, and she’s now using this skill to her advantage. She created a hybrid tour format that includes both virtual and in-person elements last year,...